All posts by fabsystems

Prepare Your Home For Summer: Beat The Heat

The dark and cold mornings are finally coming to a close, which only means one thing – summer is coming!  Now that you can almost smell summer, it is a brilliant time to start preparing your home for the warm summer months (or weeks if we are unlucky).

23452

This article will give you a few ideas on what you can do to prepare your home for the upcoming summer!

Spring clean

This time of the year is perfect for giving your house a big spring clean. Obviously, you have probably been cleaning your house throughout the winter, but sometimes dust and dirt can be missed in the dark winter months.

Open up the windows that have been closed during the colder days, and let air into all your rooms. You’ll be surprised at the difference that this can make.

You should pay special attention to your windows, as these can become particularly dirty after a lot of bad weather. Spend a day scrubbing all your windows; your house will look so much better for it.

Clear out your fridge and freezer

Summer means ice cream, BBQs and more ice cream! This is why you should have a clear out of your fridge and freezer to create room for all the summery goodness! It won’t be too long until you want room to stock all these summer treats.

You don’t want to waste any food though! We suggest having a dinner party, and using up all your unwanted food.

Do some gardening

When the weather is warm, we tend to spend a lot more time in the garden. Why have your party inside when you can have it out in the sun? This can be embarrassing if you haven’t touched your garden all winter, and everything is overgrown and messy.

It’s nothing to worry about, as you can easily prepare your garden for summer quickly. You just need to mow the grass, get rid of unwanted weeds and keep on top of growing plants. Easy!

baby3

 

Update your conservatory

There is nothing better than spending summer nights entertaining in the garden. However, it can tend to get chilly later on, and so you may wish to move your party into your conservatory.

This is why it’s the perfect time to start preparing it for entertaining your guests.

We suggest putting a table and chairs in there, or even a sofa. This gives you and your guests somewhere to sit and relax.

If you don’t want to do anything dramatic, we suggest updating the colour with something a little brighter. You could also spruce it up with some flowers and pictures.

123456

Think double glazing

People don’t realise that double glazing has big advantages in summer as well as winter.

Here at FAB Systems, we are expert providers of double glazing in Stoke On Trent and we can attest to the benefits.

The main advantage is that it helps keep the outside heat from coming in, and also keeps the coolness within your room from escaping.

 

We hope that these tips will help you prepare for summer before the hot weather hits (fingers crossed!).

If you are wanting to invest in double glazed windows this summer or you have any other questions about the services we offer, please do not hesitate to contact us. Here at FAB Systems, we’re a leading supplier of double glazing in Stoke on Trent and can help you to improve the energy efficiency of your property.

You can call us on 0800 066 5644 and a member of our staff will be happy to help.

Light It Up: Unique Ideas For Your Conservatory

The conservatory has long been an attractive space to relax in, and is a popular addition to both modern and traditional homes throughout the world. When it comes to decorating, you’ll want to bring styles that you love, and create a beautiful aesthetic throughout.

Of course, behind every great interior is great lighting, and no conservatory would be complete without a little additional lighting styles. During the day, your conservatory will be full of natural light, a quality that no other lighting option can achieve, however, for homely and comfortable lighting that’ll make your conservatory a go-to space, whatever the season – you’ll want to add a little ‘you’ into every aspect, including the lighting!

So, as one of the leading suppliers of home design and conservatories in Stoke On Trent – we’ve put together this little guide for all your light’spiration needs. Enjoy.

Paper Lanterns

1

If you’re a lover of anything retro, paper lanterns may just be the perfect lighting look to implement in your home. Paper lanterns are an inexpensive solution for many, and the soft features can create a truly ambient and ethereal quality to a space. What’s more, they don’t run off the mains – so if you’re looking for a way to cut back on your energy bills, battery powered LED lights are the perfect choice!

Statement Lampshades

2

Statement lampshades have long been a fascinating feature in many homes, and add a stylish touch to even the most modern or traditional of decors. For homes that are often cast in darkness during random times of the day, integrated lighting can provide the ultimate feat of illumination, and offer lighting styles to suit both your theme and mood.

Fairy Lights

3

Fairy lights are for forever, not just for Christmas. They’re perfect foe emitting small, subtle bounces of light throughout any space, and will add a little fairytale-likeness to any conservatory theme. For ultimate fairy light quality – glass conservatories are the perfect setting, creating a homely and beautiful theme throughout. Highlight key features, such as fireplaces, feature walls or roofing styles within your decor, and use these subtle lighting styles to add a little personality to your interior!

Wire Lighting

4

Wire lighting is often considered the practical lighting twin of fairy lights, and are perfect for those that want to ensure that they highlight key features within the conservatory space. Wire lighting also doesn’t reflect back onto surfaces – so is perfect for avoiding any unwanted glare!

Chandeliers

5

Nothing says classic, timeless style like a statement chandelier, and of recent years – chandeliers have become common place in many types of home. So, if you’re looking for a way to add a little dramatics to your conservatory’s themes – opt for a truly breathtaking chandelier to complement modern interiors. What’s more, they are easy to install, transforming the feel of your space within minutes! Chandeliers provide lighting styles different to any other type, ensuring a ‘scattered’ aesthetic around a room and emitting the right amount of light for the size and scope of your conservatory.

Here at FAB Systems, we’re passionate about the design of your home, and offer a unique and beautiful range of all home enhancements, from windows and fascias to roofing and conservatories. So, for more information, or to speak to one of our specialist team – please do not hesitate to contact us today on 0800 066 5644 today!

HOW TO: Cleaning Tips From The Professionals

Nothing beats the sparkling clean look of a newly built conservatory, but sadly – along with mould, mildew, dust and prolonged exposure to the elements, this clean aesthetic doesn’t tend to last for long!

123456

Even the nicest conservatory designs can look dull and run-down during the colder months, but with the sunshine on its way – we are sure you are all dying to get outside and start cleaning! So, as expert providers of conservatories and double glazing in Stoke On Trent – here’s our essential cleaning guide to making your conservatory sparkle this summer! Good luck.

The Equipment

Looking after a conservatory requires more than just a little elbow grease and a sponge. Washing the windows and wiping down the frames should be a regular task throughout the year, helping to prevent the build-up of dirt and mildew. These tasks may sound easy, but you’ll also need specialist cleaning equipment if you want to safely clean those hard-to-reach areas.

Here are a few cleaning tools that you will need:

  • A sturdy ladder – When it comes to any type of household maintenance, you’ll want to invest in a lightweight, easy-to-attach and sturdy ladder. Opt for one that will attach securely to the top of the conservatory securely, with non-marking cross-bearers to prevent damage to your roof.
  • Telescopic conservatory cleaning brushes – A telescopic brush can extend your each, allowing you to clean any high and awkward spots without putting your safety at risk.
  • Power washers – For expert cleaning, you can use a power washer to clean parts of your conservatory that are not made of glass. They are especially effective for cleaning stone floors, brickwork and concrete, but can be used on particular roofing types, too!

How To Clean Your Conservatory

Cleaning a conservatory can be quite a time-consuming task, but one that is well-worth the hard work. It’s best to break down the cleaning process into several stages. Here’s a few key tasks to consider:

  • Remove plant material and debris from the gutters and drainpipes.
  • Sweep the roof, and then hose down with a pressure washer. Use a milk moss, mould and algae removing solution to treat the roof afterwards, in order to prevent re-growth.
  • Clean the outside of the windows. For this task, you can use the same solution as you would to clean any other window, however – if you spot any cracks or chips, be sure to contact a conservatory specialist immediately. Cracked double-glazing panes are highly dangerous, and you will need to get the pane replaced as soon as possible.

Clean the framework – UPVC conservatories can be wiped down with a solution of warm soapy water. Do not use abrasive chemicals when cleaning a UPVC conservatory. For wooden frames, brush clean and sponge down with warm soapy water. Once the wood has dried, treat it with oil in order to bring out the grain and protect the wood against the elements.

23452

To prevent leakages, decay or roof damage, aim to clean your conservatory’s exterior once every 6 months, and clear debris from gutters and roofs every 4 months. This will help to ensure there is no build-up of potential damage to your home.

So there you have it, a guide to keeping your home and conservatory sparkling clean, all year round. For more information on any of our services, or to speak to our friendly and helpful team – please do not hesitate to contact us today for a free quotation on 0800 066 5644!

Top Uses for Your Conservatory

Conservatories are a wonderful addition to any home, and can be used in many different ways. At FAB Systems, we want to help you get the most out of your conservatory, so here are our top ways for you to use your space.

Reception Room

girl-342839_640

An additional reception room is a wonderful luxury to have in your home, and when you have a conservatory, you have plenty of space to include one. Whether you just want somewhere to read a book, watch television or you want somewhere nice to have a cup of coffee, a conservatory can be easily converted into a new reception room.

Add some comfortable sofas and chairs and make your room even cosier by using lamps, rugs and other accessories. Finish off by adding mod cons like your television, DVD player and stereo and you will have the perfect second reception room.

Office

home-office-599475_640

If you need a space to work peacefully and efficiently at home, then the conservatory is the perfect place for you to put your office. In a light, airy space that is well away from distractions, you can easily concentrate on what you have to do in your own private area.

Simply add in a comfortable desk space with a computer, internet access and a phone. If you are likely to have visitors, colleagues or partners who will come for meetings or consultations, create a comfortable, appropriate seating area with a table so you can remain in your private working space. Why not add in a coffee machine?

Dining Room

dining-table-647008_640

Having a separate dining room is considered a luxury in modern day housing, but with the addition of a conservatory, it can be a reality. Whether you want somewhere formal for Christmases, birthdays, dinner parties and special occasions, or you’d like somewhere you can eat every day, your conservatory can be transformed into the perfect dining room.

Focus your interior design on the centre of the conservatory, placing your table and chairs in a way that allows you to make the most of the space in the room. Add features such as fresh flowers and candles to bring a sense of life into the room. Finish off your design by adding your own personal touches.

Play Room

toys-603046_640

Give your children a perfect place to sit and play all day with their own play room, and where better place to put it than in the conservatory? Allow your children to have all the room they could possibly need for all their toys, and on warm sunny days, open up the doors into the back garden to create a perfect indoor/outdoor play area.

Giving them their own room for playtime will let them have far more fun and help you to keep the rest of the house tidy and free from toys and mess. Put some cosy rugs and chairs in the conservatory for movie time and add in some toy boxes for additional storage when the room isn’t being used.

Games Room

billiards-510019_640

Many people dream of having a games room, but in a modern home, there isn’t always enough space. If you are adding a conservatory to your home, you will have plenty of room to justify having a specific games room for fun with family or with friends.

There are plenty of things you can have in your games room, including a pool table, darts, air hockey, arcade games, games consoles and more. In the summer, you can even open up the conservatory doors and have a barbecue in the back garden too! If you are going to be having some parties, why not put in a mini fridge or bar area for socialising with your friends?

There are many ways you can use your conservatory, and if you are looking for conservatories in Stoke on Trent, FAB Systems can provide you with the perfect extension to your home. For more information, contact us today by calling 0800 066 5644.

Top Ways to Reduce Your Household Bills

With the cost of living going up each and every year, it is important that we are thrifty when it comes to our household spending.

There are many simple ways to reduce your household bills, and here at FAB Systems we can help you to cut your expenses. Here are our top ways to lessen your household bills.

energy4

Changes to Your Home

When looking to reduce your household bills, making some changes to your home can be extremely beneficial in the long term.

Installing UPVC windows in your home will work to dramatically cut your heating costs, as well as providing you with a window solution that is aesthetically pleasing, that will not rot, that weathers well and will last you well into the future.

Using innovative software such as Smart Meters will allow you to keep track of your gas and electricity usage in real time, and this means you can ensure that you are not using more energy than you can afford, allowing you to make changes accordingly.

You can also increase your own efficiency by installing alternative forms of heating, such as fires and fuel-burning stoves, which will lower your energy bills and help you have a more sustainable home.

Sustainable Lifestyle

Ensuring that you have a sustainable home is not only good for the environment; it’s also good for your wallet. By ensuring that you go through some very simple procedures in your everyday life, you can significantly reduce your living costs.

Keeping hot water use to a minimum, and turning off hot water when it is not required, will substantially reduce your energy bills. This can be carried through to favouring showers over baths, which use substantially more hot water on average, and keeping shower times to a minimum.

Lowering the amount of time you have your heating on each day will also cut your energy bills, and where possible you should consider wearing warmer clothing before turning the heating on, as this is also far better for the environment.

Turning off electronics such as laptops, computers, televisions and kitchen appliances at the socket will save a significant amount of energy and work to lower your energy bills, so it is important that you get into the habit of doing this every day.

piggy-bank-621068_640

Shop Smarter

By shopping smarter, you can save a significant amount on your household bills.

Supermarkets are now more competitive than ever, making it easy to shop around for the best prices on your groceries and everyday items. Keep an eye out for special offers, price-match discounts and unbranded alternatives that will help you save money.

Shopping at discount supermarkets will also save you a substantial amount of money on your weekly food shop without sacrificing quality. Most of the products you’ll find in stores such as Lidl and Aldi will be from the same suppliers as the branded products you’ll find in major supermarkets, but will be on sale for a fraction of the price.

Research Your Providers

Researching your energy providers can save you a substantial amount of money, especially if you are a new customer.

If you feel like you are paying too much for your household bills, it is a good idea to see what other providers could offer you. Price comparison sites are a good place to start, as they allow you to scout multiple providers that match your criteria. You should also check online reviews of these providers to see how they are rated for customer service and efficiency, as this is something important to consider before switching.

There are many easy ways for you to cut your household bills while also living a more sustainable lifestyle, including installing efficient UPVC windows in your home. At FAB Systems, we can offer you quality UPVC windows in Stoke-on-Trent. For more information, contact us today by calling 0800 066 5644.

Adding Value to your Property

Whether you’re looking to sell your home, increase the amount of  space in your property, or simply give your home a bit of a revamp, it can be important to make the most of what you’ve got so you can maximise the value of your property.

With this in mind, here we give a guide to some great ways of adding value to your property, to help get you inspired with your home.

Conservatories

Space is often a top priority in any home, so if you’re looking to add some real value to your property then increasing the amount of space in your home is a great way to achieve this.

When it comes to extending your home, investing in a conservatory is a great option. Not only are conservatories a great way to extend the living space in your home, according to property guru Phil Spencer they could also add around 7 percent to the value of your home, too.

The key with conservatories is to choose a design that complements the style of your home perfectly. You can also enhance the flow of the space by utilising the same flooring throughout your downstairs living areas; this will ensure that your conservatory feels like a natural part of your home.

value1

Focus on the Exterior

First impressions really do count, which is why it can be important to focus on the exterior of your property. Hence, consider giving your home a bit of a facelift. This can be as simple as giving your front door a fresh lick of paint, your windows a good clean and your garden a bit of a spruce up.

If you’re considering putting your home on the market, improving the appearance of your property could ultimately go a long way towards facilitating a quicker sale, and will ensure your property has some serious kerb appeal.

Change your Windows

Changing the windows of your property is another ideal way to add value to your home. For example, fitting energy efficient options such as double glazed windows could increase the value of your property by up to 10%, making them well worth the initial investment.

value2

Focus on Your Kitchen

The kitchen is often the heart of any home and has in many respects become the showpiece area of our homes. As such, a well-designed kitchen can be a real draw for potential buyers. With this in mind, if you’re looking to revamp only one room in your home, it’s best to concentrate on your kitchen.

If you’re considering giving your kitchen a bit of a revamp then make sure to opt for up-to-date appliances. This will help ensure your kitchen doesn’t end up looking a little dated a few years down the line.

Parking Space

In many residential areas, parking is scarce and as such is at a premium, so adding some handy off road parking to your home can also be a great option. Whilst garden aesthetics can be important, in built up areas it can be worth considering paving over your front garden to create some valuable parking space.

Here at FAB Systems we can provide a range of home improvement options including double glazing, ideal for helping you to add some extra value to your property. We’re also experts when it comes to conservatory design and can provide a wide range of conservatories in Stoke on Trent to meet your individual needs and requirements

For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us today by giving us a call on 0800 066 5644, and a member of our friendly team will be happy to help you with your enquiries.

 

Make Your Conservatory Totally You

When it comes to interior design, chances are you’re going to be pretty focussed on the living room, the bedroom, the kitchen. If it’s lucky, maybe the bathroom and the hallway come a distant fourth and fifth. But what about the humble conservatory, standing there, stoic and unassuming, waiting for a little creative TLC?

Often, when making our conservatories look lovely we tend to go for some standards. The block colour paints, the wicker chairs, maybe a tall plant in the corner. And… that’s it. But hey, you wouldn’t treat your lounge with so little thought, so why’s the conservatory any different? As suppliers of conservatories in Cheshire and beyond, we’re pretty passionate about conservatories – but we also love interior design. After all, who wants a beautiful conservatory that’s decorated in a bland or generic style?

 

That’s why we’re going to look at a few design ideas to make your conservatory totally you. And that means you’ll have plenty of time to whip it into shape before summer arrives and you and your family and friends are sipping homemade lemonade and basking in the refracted sunshine.

 

Relax! Take a Seat

Just because your nan had wicker chairs in her conservatory, doesn’t mean you have to. You could always opt for more traditional seating – couches, leather sofas, whatever you’re most comfortable with. The main advantage of this is that the conservatory stops being some glassy appendage to your house, and truly becomes part of the home. And if you were hoping to go for something a little more outlandish, might we suggest… bean bags?

 

Cuddle Up with Cushions

Add a little warmth to your conservatory furnishings. A bunch of cushions and throws scattered across the seats will make it so much more inviting. It adds colours, style and character and it’s really that simple. And they’re perfect for both the cool winters and steamy summers. Because hey, who doesn’t want comfort and the sense of floating on colourful clouds?

 

Be Bold…

When it comes to paintwork, plenty of conservatories look alike. Off-whites, pale oranges and faded greens figure highly. But you can do better than those guys, right? Paint your walls with delightfully bold colours to really make a statement. Want to get fashionable? Go grey. The right shade of grey can create a really modern feel to the conservatory. And if you’re unconvinced by daubing the walls in this colour, it also makes a pretty nifty accent colour to complement whatever other shades you’ve gone for.

 

…And Go Green

Having a plant in a conservatory is cool. Having a selection of well-chosen plants is better, right? They work great at both enhancing the whole ‘bringing the outside inside’ that conservatories do so well, and adding a vibrant personality to the room. Don’t overload the conservatory with them though, and make sure the sizes are well-suited to how big the conservatory is. No-one wants to wade through a jungle, Indiana Jones-style, just for a sip of Pimms!

 

Reflect Yourself

When it comes to other rooms in the house, we tend to be fairly consistent. Y’know, we’ll only use blues and creams, or blacks and whites; all the chairs are from the same uniform set; and the theme remains the same, like going all nautical in the bathroom or rustic in the kitchen. But that’s where conservatories are king – because you’re not so limited! You can really make your conservatory reflect who you are. You can mix those contemporary-style vases with vintage sideboards. You can hang up film posters, put a moose head on the wall. The choice is yours. Done right, done well, it really works.

 

And if you haven’t got a conservatory yet, we can help you out there too. We’re a leading supplier of conservatories that are absolutely FAB. For more information about what we provide and how we can help you, simply contact us on 0800 066 5644 or email sales@fabsystemsltd.co.uk and our team will be delighted to assist with your enquiries.

Looking Through Time: The Most Famous Conservatories in the World Ever (Part One)

Previously in our ‘Looking Through Time’ series we checked out some of the most famous windows in the world, both from pop culture – as in the case of Hitchcock’s classic Rear Window – to, y’know, actual culture like the infamous Texas School Book Depository. But that’s not the only world famous product we deal with – we’re also conservatory specialists who really love checking out some examples of wonderful design in the conservatory world.  In the first of this two-parter, we’re going to study the most awesome conservatories in the world. And we’ll start with…

 

The Great Conservatory

Few things are more stunning than a well-designed conservatory – and we think The Great Conservatory at Syon Park is truly jaw-dropping. It’s a genuine Victorian marvel that’s still standing in its 19th century form, though it was extensively restored during the mid-80’s back to its original glory after decades of neglect post-World War One.  The conservatory itself was designed by Charles Fowler, who worked as both architect and engineer to construct a conservatory that, according to Syon Park’s website, ‘combined… a neo-classical elevation on a Palladian model.’ Duck inside The Great Conservatory and you’d have found  plenty of exotic plants from South Africa, Australia and China. Pretty amazingly, by the late 1800’s, the palm trees had grown to the top of the conservatory’s dome! Speaking of the project, Fowler once said: ‘The proper excellence of architecture is that which results from its suitableness to the occasion … and this principle rightly pursued leads to originality, without the affection of novelty.’ We couldn’t agree more.

 

The Big Sleep

When it comes to the movies, conservatories are criminally under-represented. But that doesn’t mean that Hollywood have entirely forgotten the humble structures. In the 1946 noir thriller The Big Sleep, based on Raymond Chandler’s beautifully written book, we’re introduced to both Humphrey Bogart’s rumpled PI Phillip Marlowe and the man who sets him on the case, General Sternwood. Sternwood’s an old man: he’s exhausted, tired of keeping his two tearaway daughters out of trouble – or paying off blackmailers – and barely living. If it wasn’t for the warmth of the orchid-ridden conservatory, Sternwood would be sleeping the sleep that’s big. Not that the kind ol’ General is much of a fan of the plants he’s surrounded himself with. ‘Nasty things,’ he says. ‘Their flesh is too much like the flesh of men, and their perfume has the rotten sweetness of corruption.’ But at least it’s keeping him alive – without Sternwood, there’d be no film.

 

Belle Isle

The Belle Isle Conservatory has a serious claim to fame. It’s actually the oldest in all of the ancient United States of America. The conservatory was built back in the dark ages of 1904 on an island park in Detroit, Michigan. It covers around 13 colossal acres at the centre of the island, and the dome of the conservatory stands at an awe-inspiring 85ft. Designed by architect, Albert Khan, the dome of the conservatory was originally built from wood, until they rebuilt it out of iron for durability. The isle is also home to a beautiful lily pond, zoo, aquarium, museum and even a yacht club. However, we believe that the utterly stunning conservatory is the best thing about Belle. After Anne Scripps Whitcomb, the daughter of a Detroit newspaper baron, donated her collection of 600 orchids to the conservatory in 1953, it was renamed in her honour. It’s also home to plenty of exotic South American and Asian plants.

 

Here at FAB Systems we really appreciate a great conservatory. After all, it’s what we do and what we love. If you’re in need great solutions for roofing, fascias and double glazing in Crewe and beyond, we’ve got you covered. For more information about our products and services or a free quotation, don’t delay – please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0800 066 5644 or email sales@fabsystemsltd.co.uk and our team of experts will be more than happy to assist with all of your enquiries.

Happy New Year from FAB Systems!

Christmas is over for another year; gifts have been given and received, the turkey leftovers are but a fond memory, and Santa can finally put his feet up. We hope that the festive season has been good to you, and while it’s unlikely that you found a new conservatory in your stocking, we hope that you got everything else that you wished for!

Of course, hard on the heels of Christmas comes New Year, so we’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy, healthy and enjoyable 2015 on behalf of everybody here at FAB Systems!

new-years-eve-580735_12802014 has been something of an up and down year weather-wise; at the beginning of the year the UK faced a barrage of winter storms which caused widespread issues across the country, while at the end of the year winter came late, with October and November both very mild. Overall, in fact, 2014 brought us higher than average mean temperatures throughout the year, and who knows what 2015 might bring?

What we can say, however, is that we’ll continue to help you keep your home protected from harsh weather and looking fabulous with our extensive range of soffits, fascias, windows and more.

If your New Year’s Resolution is to make your home more energy efficient, we can help you with fantastic A-rated new uPVC windows, complete with a wide range of additional features to meet your every need, as well as stunning front doors in both uPVC and elegant wood to make a great first impression and keep those nasty drafts out. Alternatively, if 2015 is the year you decide to extend your property, we can help you to design the perfect year-round conservatory, allowing you to enjoy your garden whatever the weather.

At FAB Systems we are specialists in double glazing in Stoke on Trent, fitting doors, windows, conservatories and more to exceptionally high standards. We can also help with flat roofing, garage doors, carports and much more! If you would like more information on how we can help you to improve and expand your home in 2015, simply get in touch with us on 0800 066 5644.

Designing a Conservatory

Conservatories are a great way to add space and elegance to your home, and they can often increase the value of your property, too. However, it is a big job – so you want to make sure that it’s done right. In order to make sure that you get the perfect conservatory, here are the top questions to ask.

1. What do you want to use your conservatory for?

The intended use of your conservatory should have a considerable impact on its design. If you want to use it for entertaining or dining, then you’ll want to have adequate space. If you intend to use it to grow and display plants, it may have different requirements, especially if you plan to show off plants with very specific climate needs. Before you do anything else, make a list of what you want to be able to do in your conservatory.

2. Size and Siting

Adding a conservatory will inevitably reduce the size of your garden, so making sure that it is an appropriate size and in the most suitable place is vital. If part of your garden is frequently under-used, using that area for a conservatory could transform it into useful space, but if you currently use your entire garden you may have a tricky decision to make. The aspect is also vital – a south facing conservatory will be very bright and sunny, but it may not always be the best choice.

3. Design

The style of your conservatory is also important. Whether you choose a design that is in keeping with the rest of your property or something that contrasts is entirely up to you – indeed, a contemporary conservatory attached to a period style property can be very effective – but it is essentially a personal choice.

4. Heating, Shade and Ventilation

What heating, ventilation and shading you need will vary depending on your other choices, but all should be carefully considered. If you wish to grow plants, then their needs must be considered alongside the needs of the family – tropical plants will naturally not do well in an unheated conservatory over winter! Ventilation or air conditioning will be important in keeping the conservatory comfortable on the warmest days of the year, and shades or blinds may be necessary depending on the aspect you’ve chosen.

Here at FAB Systems, we specialise in windows, doors and conservatories in Cheshire, so we can help you to create the perfect conservatory for your property. For more information, or for a quote, contact us today.